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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University is seeking applications for one tenure track position in Statistics and one tenure track position in Mathematics with the rank of Assistant Professor. Position begins in the Fall of 2014. The teaching load is 15 credits per year for at least the years leading to the tenure decision. Further information about the department can be found at www.villanova.edu/artsci/mathematics.
Review of the applications will continue until the position is filled.
Apply online and find out more about the job here: https://jobs.villanova.edu.
Colloquium: Managing Missing Data in Scientific Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Paul W. Bernhardt, Assistant Professor of Statistics
November 4th, 2013 from 4:30PM to 5:30PM.
Real-world data sets commonly contain missing values due to non-response, loss to follow-up, missed evaluations, survey fatigue, etc. Handling these missing values in a statistical analysis can be challenging since standard methods generally cannot be applied. Unfortunately, many common strategies for dealing with missing data, including listwise and pairwise deletion, are ad-hoc and lead to biased estimates and poor inference. This talk will provide an overview of how to approach missing data as a researcher as well as good and bad ways for dealing with missing data in a statistical analysis. Several examples will be provided to demonstrate the discussed techniques from various disciplinary areas.
Sponsored by the Center for Statistics Education (CSE). http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/mathematics/cse.html
Stats Can Be Cool You See I
(Official Video, Based on Mike Posner's Cooler Than Me)
Michael Posner is a professor in Villanova's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Catch his enthusiasm---take a course with him!